The City of Delray Beach takes independence day very seriously as they have planned activities from early morning to late night for the entire family. Located beachfront at Atlantic Avenue, this annual event will feature live music with MainStreet Dreamers & The Holidazed along with some unique contests. Be sure to sign up for the sand sculpting contest hosted by Delray Marketplace and challenge your friends to a game of putt-putt at the Putt’n Around mini golf course.
Family activities include a KOOL 105.5 Splash Zone featuring a water maze and dunk tanks, a Kid’s Corner hosted by the Avenue Church with face painting, craft activities, sidewalk chalk and a giant community mural. Adults can cool down at the Beer Garden hosted by Burger Fi, Caffe Luna Rosa, and Boston’s on the Beach. We’ll also have a custard eating contest for kids and a burger eating contest for adults courtesy of Burger Fi. Visit the LocaLynx booth to enter the “Seek in the City” mini-scavenger hunt! WiLd 95.5 will present a free concert at 8:15, featuring Daya! She will perform her hit singles and countdown to the fireworks. Fireworks begin at 9pm and launch from the north end of the beach and are simulcast by Wild 95.5.
Entertainment Schedule 2016
8:00am – 12 Noon – Sandcastle Contest on the beach
4:00pm – Flag Raising Ceremony
4:00pm – 5:00pm – MainStreet Dreamers – Pop & Pop Rock Cover Band
5:30pm – Burger Fi Custard Eating Contest for kids
6pm – Burger Fi Burger Eating Contest for adults
6:30pm – 8:00pm – The Holidazed – Reggae & Rock
8:15pm – International Superstar Daya will perform her top hits, including her single “Hide Away”
9:00pm – FIREWORKS show launching from the north end of the beach
PARKING & STREET CLOSURES
STREET CLOSURES – On Monday, July 4, beginning at 1:30pm, east Atlantic Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from the east side of NE/SE 7th Avenue to Ocean Blvd/SR A1A, including all side roads. In addition, Ocean Blvd/SR A1A will be closed from the south side of Thomas Street to the north side of Miramar Street. Road closures will remain in effect until approximately 11pm.
All southbound traffic on Ocean Blvd/SR A1A will be detoured via George Bush Blvd/NE 8th Street to US1/Federal Highway. All northbound traffic on Ocean Blvd/SR A1A will be detoured via Linton Blvd to US1/Federal Highway.
BOAT TRAFFIC ADVISORY & BRIDGE CLOSURE – Atlantic Avenue Bridge will be closed to marine traffic from approximately 8pm to 10pm on Monday, July 4 to facilitate holiday celebrations. Boaters are advised to use caution during this time. In addition, George Bush Blvd and Linton Blvd bridges will also be closed to marine traffic during this time.
PARKING – Handicap parking will be available at the north and south ends of the SR A1A closures near Vista Del Mar and Miramar Street on a first come, first served basis. Handicap vehicles must have placards and registration when approaching checkpoints. The public is urged to park in Downtown Delray Beach and take the Downtown Roundabout or walk to the beach.
PARKING GARAGES – On Monday, July 4, a flat fee of $5 per vehicle will be charged from 10:00am to closing at the following public parking garages and locations:
Robert Federspiel Parking Garage, 22 SE 1st Avenue
Old School Square Parking Garage, 95 NE 1st Avenue
Parking attendants accept cash only, upon entry, and will monitor parking facilities until the posted closing times.
DOWNTOWN ROUNDABOUT MODIFIED TROLLEY SERVICE – On Monday, July 4, the Downtown Roundabout will operate its regular weekday schedule (ROUTE 1 (6am-7pm; ROUTE 2, 6:45am-11:15pm), providing free roundtrip service along Atlantic Avenue from the Tri-Rail Station on South Congress Avenue to Ocean Blvd/SR A1A.
Beginning at 2pm, trolleys will operate on a modified route, providing round-trip service along Atlantic Avenue from Tri-Rail to NE/SE 7th Avenue. From 7th Avenue, trolleys will travel to SE 1st Street westbound to SE 6th Avenue. Service will continue north on SE 6th Avenue to Atlantic Avenue, and proceed west on Atlantic Avenue. NO SERVICE will be provided east of the Intracoastal until the following day. Due to anticipated traffic, please expect delays during this event.
More details and information available at: http://julyfourthdelraybeach.com/
Date(s) - 07/04/2016
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Beachfront Delray Beach